20.07.2020, 23:35

More than 300 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Taiwan (China)

More than 300 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Taiwan (China)
Vietnamese citizens in protective clothing at Taipei airport before boarding the Vietnam Airlines flight for home (Photo: MOFA)

The flight was arranged by relevant Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei and relevant agencies of Taiwan (China), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Passengers on board the repatriation flight were elderly people, minors under 18. Guest workers with expired labour contracts, pregnant women, sick people with underlying illnesses, students who had completed the academic year, and holidaymakers, among others.

The Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei sent officials to the airport to assist the citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the aircraft.

Vietnam Airlines strictly implemented security, safety and epidemiology measures during the flight, in order to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the virus.

After landing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, all the passengers and crew members underwent medical check-ups and were transferred to quarantine facilities according to regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Vietnam has arranged four flights to repatriate more than 1,000 passengers from Taiwan (China) since late May.

Under the Prime Minister’s instructions, Vietnamese agencies, Vietnamese representative agencies abroad and domestic airlines will continue to conduct flights to bring overseas Vietnamese citizens back to Vietnam.